Anyone interested in peacemaking should be planning to go to the International Peacemaking Conference, to be held on August 5-7, 2020 at the home of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians in Manistee, Michigan, USA. A full range of topics will be available for this large, multi-track conference, with peacemakers from around North America. A steering committee for the agenda is almost completely formed already.
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians recently opened its new justice center, which features a circular design theme, a round peacemaking room, and a healing fire. The local news report below shows the facility, and features a great explanation given by IPI Advisory Committee member and Pokagon Band Chief Judge Michael Petoskey. For the full video of the news report, please go to https://wsbt.com/news/local/pokagon-band-of-potawatomi-indians-opens-new-justice-center-in-dowagiac Click on the gallery below for more photos of the new… Read More »NEWS: Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Opens New Justice Center
NEWS: Manitoba Bar Association Newsletter Article on Restorative Justice and Indigenous Peace-Making Methodologies in Manitoba Courts
NEWS: Manitoba Bar Association Newsletter Article on Restorative Justice and Indigenous Peace-Making Methodologies in Manitoba Courts We invite you to read this article written by David G. Newman, Q.C., and published in the Manitoba Bar Association Newsletter regarding recent peacemaking events in Manitoba and giving compelling background information on the events’ prominent speakers.
Please join us for an open house for the Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Restorative Justice Centre. This event is open to everyone, celebrating their opening and inviting connections between First Nations citizens and others regarding Restorative and Indigenous Justice in Winnipeg and beyond.
PAPER: How the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Supports Peacemaking The Indigenous Peacemaking Initiative recently released a detailed explanation of how the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples supports peacemaking. From the paper: The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP or the Declaration) was adopted by the United Nations on September 13, 2007. According to UNDRIP Article 43, the rights recognized thereby “constitute the… Read More »PAPER: How the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Supports Peacemaking
EVENT: Peace Circle Facilitator Training Advisory Committee members Mike Jackson and Cheryl Fairbanks are providing a training in peace circle facilitation at Yakutat, AK on August 8-9.
PICTURES: “Life Comes From It: Innovative Grassroots Movement-Building Led by People of Color and Indigenous Peacemakers”
PICTURES: “Life Comes From It: Innovative Grassroots Movement-Building Led by People of Color and Indigenous Peacemakers” IPI Advisory Committee members and allies spoke with conference attendees at the 7th National Association of Community and Restorative Justice (NACRJ) on innovative grassroots movements.
PICTURES: IPI Reception in Denver, CO 2019 In conjunction with the 7th National Association of Community and Restorative Justice Conference, where many IPI Advisory Committee members presented, the Advisory Committee was able to gather with allies and friends for a reception hosted by Casey Family Programs. We are grateful to and Dr. Brian Jarrett ((CSU-DH), Global Cyberconference on Dispute Resolution Director), Sonya Shah (Life Comes From It Grantmaking Circle), Belinda Dulin (Washtenaw County Peacemaking Court),… Read More »PICTURES: IPI Reception in Denver, CO 2019
PICTURES: “Incorporating Indigenous Conflict Prevention, Healing, and Harmony Models into Higher Education”
PICTURES: “Incorporating Indigenous Conflict Prevention, Healing, and Harmony Models into Higher Education” IPI Advisory Committee members Cheryl Fairbanks and Chief Justice Emeritus Robert Yazzie along with Dr. Brian Polkinghorn presented at the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice. Below are pictures during the workshop of the peacemakers in action:
EVENT: Michigan Judges Association Conference Advisory Committee members Judge Tim Connors and Chief Judge Michael Petoskey will present a plenary discussion on Peacemaking Courts at the Michigan Judges Association Annual Conference, August 18-20, 2019.
NEWS: “Healing Circle Follows Racist Graffiti” The Native American community in Rapid City, SD responded to “No Indians ”, swastikas, and other racist graffiti in a community park by holding a healing circle and prayers so they act as provide role models for their children. Click HERE for the full story.
NEWS: PeaceJam Rocky Mountain is hiring! News from our friends at PeaceJam, check out the below employment opportunity: We are SO excited to announce that we have begun the search for the next Program Director for PeaceJam Rocky Mountain! We are looking for a rock star of a human to join our local team to expand programming, implement new community leadership models, and build the staff and funding infrastructure to increase PeaceJam’s impact on youth… Read More »NEWS: PeaceJam Rocky Mountain is hiring!
PHOTOS – Pokagon Peacemaking Training Turtle Talk featured photos of IPI’s training last week at the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians in Dowagiac Michigan. IPI Advisory Committee Members pictured below are Brett Lee Shelton, Chief Judge Michael Petoskey, and Chief Justice Emeritus Robert Yazzie. Photo Credit: Turtle Talk by Matthew L.M. Fletcher
WORKSHOP: “Cultural Intervention as Alternative Juvenile Justice and Prevention” IPI will be at the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice conference in June. This workshop will address the following objectives: Community-based circles with juvenile offenders can be used as a diversion for minor offenses, clearing their record and preventing a snowball effect of repeated offenses. Coordinated efforts within the community required to get started Which offenses, and sorts of offenders, are most suitable for such… Read More »WORKSHOP: “Cultural Intervention as Alternative Juvenile Justice and Prevention”
WORKSHOP: “Starting a Peacemaking Program: Cultural Recovery in Indigenous Communities” IPI will be at the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice conference in June. This workshop will address the following objectives: What planning and community organizing steps and approaches have worked to develop successful community-based peacemaking programs? Lessons learned from successful peacemaking program administration over time. Different methods and levels of complexity in integrating culturally relevant materials and structures. Workshop description: This workshop will provide… Read More »WORKSHOP: “Starting a Peacemaking Program: Cultural Recovery in Indigenous Communities”